Dr Rachna Sharman, senior children’s at BL Kapoor Hospital, told that children younger than five years old are unable to wear masks properly.
Special guidelines have been issued by the Union Health Ministry regarding children. In this it has been told that children up to five years of age are not required to wear masks. In such a situation, the question is arising in the minds of many people that why masks are not necessary for children.
NewsNCR tried to know the opinion of the experts for this information. Dr. Rachna Sharma, senior children’s at BL Kapoor Hospital, told that children younger than five years of age are not able to wear masks properly. Because of this also they are advised not to wear masks.
What does the WHO guideline say?
Dr Rachna Sharma said that the guidelines of the World Health Organization and UNICEF also say that there is no need for young children to wear masks. The big reason behind this is that children do not know how to wear masks. In such a situation, there is less benefit and more risk of harm by wearing a mask.
children touch the mask again and again
According to Dr Samir Punia, Pediatrician, Aakash Health Care, after wearing a mask in children, the risk of infection increases in many ways. For example, children repeatedly touch the mask. Once after touching the mask, if he touches his hands to an infected object and if he touches the mask with the same hand, then the risk of infection doubles.
become victims of psychological disorders
According to Dr. Ravi Malik, Director, Radix Health Care, it has also been seen many times that if you make children wear masks and despite repeated refusal of children, you force them to wear masks, in such a situation, children become psychologically very disturbed. go. Some children also go into depression because of this.
Keep parental supervision
Some doctors believe that even if children are wearing masks, then parents should take special care of it. As long as the children have been wearing the mask, parents should see that the children are not taking their hands near the mask again and again.
Must wear a mask before going to the sick
Dr Rachna Sharma said that children below five years of age have not been advised to wear masks, but if such children go to an elder of the house and if the elderly are already suffering from any serious disease, then in such a situation Children must wear masks.
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